Jammu and Kashmir government invigorates heritage tourism in the Kashmir Valley

Published on : Friday, January 28, 2022

Jammu and Kashmir government has revitalized heritage tourism in the Kashmir Valley after almost two decades.

During the 1990s, insurgence and political unrest in the Valley had affected almost all the sectors and the heritage tourism was one of them. However, after almost two decades, the department restarted the tourism heritage in the region. On National Tourism Day on January 25, the Department of Tourism Kashmir flagged off a city tour.

Director Tourism Kashmir, Dr.GhulamNabiItoo, said that heritage places will attract foreign visitors, providing them with a unique experience. “We have constituted a nodal organization that will ensure transport facilities and guides for the visitors,” he added.

Under the heritage tourism programme, the directorate of tourism Kashmir has identified 15 sites in Srinagar till now. The sites include a number of religious shrines, archeological sites and historical places.

Popular as the ‘Venice of Asia’, Srinagar city is dotted with a large number of heritage sites that include not only palaces and gardens but also Buddhist ruins, mosques along with Hindu temples.

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